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For the first time, researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells.

Scientists estimate that the human brain consists of about ten to one hundred billions of nerve cells. In order to fulfill their respective tasks as long as possible, these cells have to constantly control their internal proteins with regard to quality and functionality. 374 more words


The Amen Clinics advertising is dangerous, disingenuous bullshit

I’ve written before about Daniel Amen and his network of Amen Clinics, that (amongst other things) give utterly unnecessary doses of radiation to children. To briefly recap, Amen is a psychiatrist, author, motivational speaker etc. 699 more words


Neuroimaging maps cues associated with infant abuse which help to reduce stress in the adult brain.

Neurobiologists at NYU Langone, University of Pennsylvania, University of Lyon and Linkoping University have found a surprising and paradoxical effect of abuse-related cues in rat pups, those cues also can lower depressive-like behaviour when the rat pups are fully grown.  534 more words


Trapped Thoughts: Consciousness In A Vegetative State

In the final year of my undergraduate degree in psychology, I came across Owen et al’s (2006) article, “Detecting awareness in a vegetative state”. This research sparked my interest and had a hugely inspiring effect on my academic direction; it was certainly a contributing factor to my pursuit of a career in neuroscience. 502 more words


Brain imaging may help predict future behavior

Public Release: 7-Jan-2015

Cell Press

Noninvasive brain scans, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, have led to basic science discoveries about the human brain, but they’ve had only limited impacts on people’s day-to-day lives. 293 more words

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The excuse of pathology: ethical considerations for the investigation of psychopathology and other disorders.

Neuroimaging techniques continue to become more advanced, and thus allow us to derive more information about the brain. This has permitted an opening into research on psychopathology, which has taken the media’s interest ( 622 more words


Researchers begin to map direct gut-to-brain connection.

Researchers at Duke University have mapped a direct cell-to-cell connection between the gut and the nervous system.  The new system may change researchers’ understanding of how the brain senses that the person is ‘full’, and how that sensation might be affected by gastric bypass surgery. 573 more words